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Stained Glass Classes

This is a 6 week course that instructs you on the lead wrapping method and copper foil technique found in stained glass art. Upon completion you will be able to continue on your own with either method.


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This is a 6-week course that instructs you on the lead wrapping method and copper foiling technique found in stained glass art. Upon completion, you will be able to continue on your own with either method.
 

All classes include glass, use of tools, solder, lead, etc. 
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. We will teach you EVERYTHING. Just bring YOURSELF!

 

To register: Call 604 877-1332 or click HERE


LEAD WRAPPING

With this method glass is cut and ground to shape using glass cutters, specialized tools and glass grinders. Each piece of glass is then wrapped by thin strips of lead which has a channel on both edges. Zinc border channel is placed around the outer edges and the project is then soldered together at the joints with solder and a soldering iron. Putty is added to the gaps between the glass and lead. Moisture is removed from the cement. Chemicals can be added to change the color of the lead.Your final piece is solid, secure and weather resistant.   


THE FIRST PROJECT: A leaded panel about 12" x 16". It consists of 44 individual pieces, 24 which you cut and shape yourself plus 20 beveled glass pieces that are already cut to size. 

 

UPCOMING LEAD WRAPPING CLASSES

Starts: Tuesday October 24th, 2017

Duration: 6 weeks in total, October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21 & 28

Where: Kona Stained Glass Learning Centre

When: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, doors open 6:25 pm

Cost: $250.00 plus tax, per seat

Call for Registration604 877-1332

A Credit Card number is required to secure a seat. 


COPPER FOILING

With this art glass technique glass is cut and shaped to an exact size using glass cutters, specialized tools and glass grinders. Pieces are then cleaned and  an adhesive backed copper foil tape is evenly wrapped around the edge of each piece. The pieces are then laid flat and arranged to pattern size. Solder is then applied with a soldering gun to all joints and all exposed edges, front and back. Chemicals can be applied to the solder lines changing the silver color to black or copper. The level of detail that can be achieved with this copper foiled method is incredible.

THE SECOND PROJECT: An 8" x 12" Copper Foil panel. It consists of 21 pieces all of which you cut and shape yourself. Students will learn how to cut glass,  fabricate, solder and patina. There will be discussions on design and colour choice. There will also be an introduction to reinforcing techniques.

 

UPCOMING COPPER FOILING CLASSES

Starts: Wednesday October 25th, 2017

Duration: 6 weeks in total, October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Where: Kona Stained Glass Learning Centre

When: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, doors open 6:25 pm

Cost: $250.00 plus tax, per seat

Call for Registration604 877-1332

A Credit Card number is required to secure a seat.